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ARCHITECTURE & ICONOGRAPHY

 

 

 

  drum-shaped bearing stones

 

Malaysia

Drum-shaped bearing stones are an architectural feature, placed in pairs at the entrance of traditional Chinese-Taoist temples, courtyard houses and important folk mansions.

 

They are usually carved with decorative patterns, protect the building, greet the visitor, and reflect the majesty of the building and its owner.

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  drum-shaped bearing stones